The topic of the day seems to be rain. So it is only right and proper that we feature a few wet and wild tweets. As to the rest? Enjoy.....
1. First of all, there is an actual local flood alert warning. Twitter is a useful tool, so make sure you follow these useful accounts
Flood Alert: Silk Stream and the Deans, Edgware, Dollis, Mutton and Wealdstone Brooks 08:56 4 October https://t.co/jcYRZmlEmA— River Levels UK (@RiverlevelsUK) October 4, 2020
2. A nice series of flood related pictures of Mill Hill and Edgware here from one of our favourite accounts
(2/5)Taken on the same day, from Station Rd, we see the conservatory-like building, which was in the left of the last image. I believe this was a florists, and would now be under the M1! You can see the old railway signal box on top of the bridge.— NW London TimeMachine (@time_nw) October 4, 2020
Image from @memorieshendon pic.twitter.com/bYQPlSu8Y2
3. Ourfavourite local football team, Barnets oldest club, had their match postponed yesterday due to flooding
4. Did you know that the Stylophone was made in Cricklewood? You do now!
5. Nice pic of a Sedge Warbler in the Totteridge Valley from one of our fave local tweeters
Wasn't expecting this Sedge Warbler to be in the Totteridge Valley today! A real local scarcity. Bringing my patch year list up to 98. Perhaps my latest ever & only my third on patch. The 100 hundred mark might just be reachable! Only got there once before with 102 in 2018 pic.twitter.com/keStfIzFBO— Samuel Levy (@FinchleyBirder) October 1, 2020
6. I knew several Mike's in NW7 who were punks, but suspect the picture photographed was not the Mike in question. I was more intrigued by the CHAOS tag. Chaos were a band from St Albans that featured minor punk legend Abo. The False Dots were also called Chaos, until we realised that there were about 20 other bands with the same name.
Did anyone know Mike of the N.W.7. Punks in the early 80s?— Mill Hill Hist Soc (@MHHistSoc) September 30, 2020
From Paul Graham's photo series "A1: the Great North Road". Not sure exactly where this was taken?https://t.co/MbtZqnQFKd pic.twitter.com/q2bPQnMuXu
7. I rarely cover serious news stories in this section, but this one does warrent it
In 2013 @BorisJohnson identified Colindale as an "area of opportunity" for regeneration in his "2020 Vision" for London.— Hendon Cladding Collective (@CladdingHendon) October 2, 2020
Fast forward to 2020 and Colindale has more than 2000 worthless and unsellable homes. This mess is his mayoral legacy. We ask him to #EndOurCladdingScandal
8. Oh dear....
9. I saw Star Wars here. This tweet made me all nostalgic. Does anyone remember the rumour that Toyah Wilcox was going to buy it and turn it into a boutique horror theatre?
I saw The Spy Who Loved Me AND it's predecessor The Man with the Golden Gun as a double bill on an afternoon back in 1977 at the Odeon Hendon. I was 11 and it cost 45p. pic.twitter.com/iZzaqmvCxi— Morris Bright MBE (@Morris__Bright) October 4, 2020
10. If you do nothing else musical this week, check these guys out. This fella can sing!
Check out these guys, who filmed this on a phone in studio 2. He may have the best voice we’ve heard since Amy was in. We don’t say that lightly, deffo a bit of Stevie Wonder in therehttps://t.co/nLvicA8PEu— #MillHillMusicComplex (@MillHillMusicCo) October 1, 2020
That's all folks.....